first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Q: Why were you drawn to write a premise about a shape-shifter?A: I actually don’t have a clear answer to that. The story came to me somewhat organically and seemed like a fresh take on a monster that isn’t shown in film as often as it could. I was also in the mindset I would originally be making this film on next to no budget, on weekends, and it was partially practical to be able to make it as a series of short films where the cast would change in each shooting block. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement The Canadian thriller Lifechanger is certainly not the first film to explore the fictional world of the shape-shifter — a being with the ability to change their physical form from one body to another. In truth, it’s not even the first Canadian movie to take on the mythical concept (look up the campy 2004 teen comedy-horror Decoys).But filmmaker Justin McConnell’s most recent take has a unique angle on the phenomenon presenting his protagonist with a particular predicament. As the shape-shifting demon moves through his series of victims and adopts their appearance, he seeks reparation from a lost love – a woman who can no longer recognize him in each changed form.McConnell took time out ahead of the film’s release on Friday, Dec. 28 at The Globe Cinema to reflect on a few body-swapping film favourites and discuss the art of the shape-shifter in cinematic history. Twitter Facebooklast_img